Almost every character in the play had some form of jealousy that they portrayed to another character. In the play of Othello jealousy caused anger and distrust, which in the end led to much bloodshed. The first time we see jealousy towards Othello is in the council chamber, everyone is gathered together when Othello and Desdemona share how they truly feel about each other and Brabantio was displeased. Brabantio told Othello with much anger, “look to her, moor, if thou hast eyes to see: she has deceived her father, and may thee.” (Othello I.III 293-294) Brabantio shows how bothered and angry he is about losing desdemona to a moor. Brabantio is hurt, his daughter is left him without him even knowing it, and Brabantio is angry with Othello and tells him that his new wife will leave him as well.
His ultimate choice is choosing between trusting Desdemona or Iago. Iago’s influence on Othello is so great that he is transformed into a man that no one recognizes. His jealousy is terrifying because of the noble way he originally held himself. Othello does not even recognize the man he becomes and refers to himself as “he that was Othello” (“Othello.” Shakespeare A-Z 471). Othello’s jealous spirit drives him to murder his wife; he cannot stop his obsession with the alleged affair until she is harmed (“Othello.” Shakespeare for Students 663).
Othello and Iago come to her room and notice Cassio talking to Desdemona but quickly getting up to leave as he sees Othello approaching. Iago hints to Othello here that the reason for this “flee” is that Cassio is having relations with Desdemona. This is where all the manipulating starts. Later on in the play, it says, “Hang her, I do but say what she is!” (Act 4 Scene 1 Line 206). Iago has finally convinced Othello that Desdemona is cheating on him thanks to his miraculous manipulation
Essentially what is going on during this time is that Mercutio and Benvolio are forcing Romeo to go to a party so he can invest his time in a new girl instead of moping about Rosaline, who is the girl Romeo loved before. If they had never urged Romeo to go to the party, he most likely wouldn 't have gone to the party, and had never met Juliet, thus stopping the unfortunate events that were to happen next. Another example would be the event where Mercutio gets killed by Tybalt. Since Romeo’s best friend dies, he gets extremely angered, causing him to kill Tybalt. This event could have been easily avoided by Mercutio choosing his actions differently and wisely to avoid getting killed by Tybalt, or he could have calmed down instead of engaging in violence.
This leads him to create a plot to satisfy his jealousy against his half-brother. The entire deception which causes the ruin of Hero's character, a woman which Don John has no reason to dislike or want to harm, acts contrived by him because he is envious of his brother's legitimacy, high nobility, and power. Don John states “Come, come, let us thither. This may prove food to my displeasure. That young start-up hath all the glory of my overthrow.
Towards the beginning of the story when Creon wants to punish her for burying her brother, Antigone begs him to kill her, as “[His] talking is a great weariness.” (2.95) Not only is she trying to show disrespect by rushing the king, but is doing so arrogantly, putting herself above him for that brief moment. Although she starts off in the play as this naive and arrogant character, towards the end she develops a sort of humility and knowledge that she is doomed in a fate out of her control. She realizes fate is “Operative for ever, beyond man utterly. [Antigone] knew [she] must die...” (2.64). She accepts knowledge of her end, and lives on with it.
Therefore Lady Macbeth starts on a campaign to convince Macbeth to kill Duncan. She uses tactics that involve insulting his manhood, and making sexual incentives if he were to kill the king. But when Macbeth starts to have second thoughts she says, “What beast was ’t, then, that made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then you were a man; and to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man.”(1.7, 47-51) Here is where Lady Macbeth pushed him over the edge by saying that if he kills him he will be more of a man, but if he doesn’t he will be something lesser. She is swaying him away from talking himself out of killing his friend and
This scene is about how Romeo had a dream about something bad happening later on if he goes to the Capulet party. As Romeo tells his friend Mercutio, Mercutio thinks Romeo’s dream is about Rosaline, a girl that Romeo has fallen “in love” with. Mercutio has had enough of Romeo’s fantasizing so Mercutio starts telling Romeo about Queen Mab. Climax Mercutio starts talking about Queen Mab in Line 6. Character Development Mercutio- releases and defines his true inner self “That was deep” Theme Love is a simple illusion that can be broken as easily as waking up from a dream During the first couple lines everyone is all gathered around Mercutio, hearing everything he has to say.
To justify this fighting and occasional killing of others, the villains must be evil. Westley’s main enemy in the novel, the prince, forced Westley’s love interest to marry him while Westley busied himself by ships; Westley has only this reason for fighting him. When the prince talks to Buttercup about marrying him, he does threaten her with death, but Westley does not know of this. The prince actually gives the most accurate description of himself in this scene, “I am your prince and I’m not that bad how could you rather be dead than married to me?” Even though the prince does do evil things later in the story, Westley didn’t know about the vast majority of his plans until after he starts plotting against him. Westley did some truly terrible things throughout The Princess Bride.
Don John who has always been looked down upon because of Hero, plots for his revenge, “That young start-up hath all the glory of my overthrow. If I can cross him any way, I bless myself every way” (Act 1 Scene 3 pg.31-33). There is no doubt by saying this Don John displays animosity towards Claudio and wishes to ruin Claudio’s marriage with Hero. Soon, after his servant Borachio confirms that Claudio and Hero will be married, they start to plot against it. Their plan is to trick both Claudio and Don Pedro that Hero has been a harlot and been unfaithful by allowing Borachio pretend to make love with Margaret who is going to be dressed up like
In The Tell Tale Heart, the character buries another person under his floorboards because he didn 't’ like the ways his eye looked, which makes us pretty sure he had some type of mental illness and was mad like Poe at the end of his life. For example, in The Tell Tale Heart, it says, “Now this is the point you fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. [...] You should have seen how wisely I proceeded with what caution with what foresight with what dissimulation I went to work.” (Poe) This quote shows that the character didn’t know if he was mad or not. Also in The Tell Tale Heart it says, “I heard all the things in heaven and in the earth.
Iago’s contribution to an unstable mood shapes the theme of the play because he demonstrates that Othello is being “swallowed” by his rancorous acts as Othello speaks in prose and Iago allowed himself to evolve deeper into jealousy. Iago continues to exact revenge on Othello and other people are being affected negatively as they fall with Othello. As Iago and Roderigo are fighting, Iago steps aside and says: “ Now, whether he kill Cassio,/or Cassio him, or each do kill the other,/ Every way makes my gain. Live Roderigo,/ he calls me to a restitution large/ of gold and jewels that I bobbed from him/… If Cassio do remain,/ he hath a daily beauty in his life/ that makes me ugly. And Besides, the Moor/ May unfold me to him.” (V.I.13-22) Iago is thinking of killing Roderigo because he might be a threat to him.
He compromises his honor and negates moral responsibility to attain power and position which results in his tragic end. From the beginning, Macbeth was faced with choices and he continuously kept on making bad ones. The witches vision for the future of him becoming king together with his ambition drove Macbeth to commit a crime, make a choice that would then continue to haunt him forever. With significant influence from Lady Macbeth, he decided to take action and murder King Duncan. We see him consider his choice to kill Duncan in soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 7 “If it were done”.